Robin Van Persie
The Black Cats are fairly lucky as the former Arsenal finisher is surely out with an ankle injury ahead of their tricky visit to Old Trafford. Robin Van Persie has scored six goals in just five Premier League home games playing against Gus Poyet’s side for Arsenal as well as Manchester United. The 31-year old who could be missed for more than two weeks was looking out of colour with a below par performance against Swansea City last weekend. He is a terrific finisher looking at his exhilarating goal record in England, however is among those who are facing an end of contract in the summer of 2016. Therefore, once returning from injury, the Dutchman needs to mount back his form promptly. Could be replaced by either Falcao or Wilson for couple of weeks, to be jostled out the dream team!
The towering forward took the league by storm with prolific goal-scoring record when the season began, six goals out of eight starts for The Saints. On the other hand, his current form seems to be extremely gloomy. The Italian hasn’t found the back of the net in the last nine matches and wilted awfully against Liverpool in the previous match, where Martin Skrtel downright made him ran out of options to find way through. Undeniably, Ronald Koeman has plenty of faith on the 29-year old finisher which ensures him regular first team position. With powerhouse midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin returning after a lengthy injury, Tadic will enjoy more freedom surging up in attack, which could be valuable for Pelle, as both of them have combined for many goals earlier. The former Feyenoord striker, who has two senior caps for his country, needs to step up his attacking knack to help his side secure a place in the Champions League next season.
The exuberant Frenchman smashed the rebound last weekend to clinch maximum points for The Gunners against The Eagles. He has settled brilliantly well since returning from injury, utilizing his aerial prowess to place endless troubles for defenders in the penalty box. Despite being guilt-ridden of missing host of chances against Monaco in the Champions League, Arsene Wenger should be starting him upfront this weekend looking at his fine record in the league, eight goals and two assists so far this season. Arsenal will be welcoming Roberto Martinez’s Everton who are swiveling largely because of their defensive disarray. His combativeness as well as ability to handle the ball in tight situations should give him an upper hand against The Toffees.
Sergio Aguero – The Argentinian tore apart Newcastle United with another commanding display in front the home crowd.
Diafra Sakho – The Senegal international scored a spectacular goal from an acute angle against Spurs last weekend and was unlucky not to add more due to the intelligence of Hugo Lloris.
Romelu Lukaku – The robust Belgian scored the vital equalizer against Leicester City in the previous match.
Daniel Sturridge – The former Chelsea man is expected to once again lead the line for The Reds.
Danny Ings – The 22-year old has notched nine goals and contributed four assists so far this campaign.
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